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Talking Points When You Approach an Organization

Introductory comments about the Festival

I am a volunteer with KlezCalifornia, a non-profit that promotes participatory Yiddish culture and klezmer music in the Bay Area. We are planning a Yiddish Culture Festival with Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto for next Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 12-15, 2010. It will be an entire weekend of Yiddish culture and klezmer music, for all ages, musicians and non-musicians, Yiddish speakers and non-speakers. Emphasize whatever might interest this person or organization.

Ask about the right person with whom to talk

Who in your organization is the right person to talk with about getting this Festival on your calendar (or “letting your members/students/families/participants know about this Festival”)?

Once you get to the right person

We are very excited that this Yiddish Culture Festival is coming to the South Bay and would like to find a way that your organization can participate.

Is there one person who should be our contact with your organization?

We would like to make sure this is a community-wide event. Can you commit to not planning any big events that weekend?

Can you agree not to plan any Yiddish or klezmer-related events that weekend that might conflict with the Festival?

How can we publicize the Festival to your members/students/families/participants? Can we add the Festival to your events calendar? Can we put a notice in your newsletter?

(see Organization Contact Report for all the info we need on each organization)